Say hello to your new crush, Brenton Thwaites.
Brenton has three movies currently out in theaters – Oculus, The Signal & Maleficent – but you still might not be too familiar with his name. This year, that will definitely change. In addition to those three movies, Brenton also takes on the lead role of Jonas in the highly anticipated movie adaptation of The Giver, out August 15, 2014.
We’ve been crushing on Brenton ever since he lit up the US TV screen in Lifetime’s “Blue Lagoon: The Awakening” and Netflix aired his old show “SLiDE” (which they’ve sadly removed from streaming). The 24-year-old Australian actor (yes, he’s another hot Aussie) also appeared on the Australian shows “Sea Patrol” and “Home & Away” before leaping to the big screen and into our hearts.
So go ahead and prepare to swoon as we give you reasons why Brenton deserves to be your new Summer crush.
1. Did we mention he’s Australian?
2. He scrunches his nose like this…
3. And then he shrugs his shoulders like this.
4. And this.
5. He has such a loving gaze.
6. And he loves to give back.
7. He’s mastered his “King of the World” pose.
8. He’s got a great sense of humor.
9. And he’s not afraid to love kids movies.
10. He looks good when he’s just lounging.
11. Or opening doors.
12. He looks good in color.
13. And in black and white.
14. And when he’s just leaning against a wall.
15. Don’t even get us started on his smile.
17. Yep, seriously.
18. He likes to surf.
19. And skate.
20. Which explains why he looks like this.
23. He’s adorable when he’s being silly.
24. Ummm, he’s a “prince” duh!
25. He knows how to handle a guitar.
26. He is fashionable and can pull off many looks like hats.
27. And scarves.
28. And hospital gowns.
29. He can pull off long hair.
30. And short hair.
31. And facial hair.
32. How could we forget to mention that dimple?!?!
33. And that he can raise his eyebrow like this.
34. Did we mention he can dance with you?
35. Or do a rain dance.
36. Or channel his inner flying squirrel.
37. You can already see what he’d be like with your babies.
38. He’s totally a fun guy.
39. We’ll just leave you with this video.
So, are you crushing yet? Don’t forget to check out Brenton and 15 other hot up-and-comers on our rising stars of 2014 list. Then mark those calendars for August 15 to see Brenton bring The Giver to life.